How Does BOTOX® Differ from Other Wrinkle Relaxers?
BOTOX is among the most popular cosmetic injectables used today – and for good reason. With BOTOX injections, millions of patients across the country each year are able to achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance they can feel confident about. But with a number of injectable wrinkle relaxers available today, many people wonder which one may be right for them. At Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, our dedicated med spa team can help you understand which injectable product – or combination of injectables – can best help you achieve the look you desire. Take a closer look at how BOTOX stacks up to the competition here.
What does BOTOX do?
BOTOX is a widely used cosmetic injectable that is specifically designed to target and reduce the appearance of dynamic facial lines and wrinkles, meaning those that are caused by years’ worth of facial expressions and muscle movements. BOTOX is also used to treat a variety of other conditions, like excessive sweating and migraine headaches, in some cases. When it comes to the cosmetic applications for BOTOX, some of the most common types of lines and wrinkles treated with BOTOX include:
- Crow’s feet
- Brow lines
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines (1, 11, 111 lines)
- Squinting lines
Comparing BOTOX to other wrinkle relaxers
While BOTOX is not the only wrinkle relaxer available today, it is arguably the most popular. One of the primary benefits of BOTOX compared with other wrinkle relaxers is its versatility, as BOTOX is considered safe, appropriate, and highly effective for treating a wide range of dynamic lines and wrinkles across the face – in addition to having other applications. Not only that, but many patients feel that BOTOX provides more natural-looking, and sometimes, longer-lasting results compared with other injectables.
Is BOTOX the same as fillers?
No. A common misconception about BOTOX is that it is a “wrinkle filler.” In reality, BOTOX is a wrinkle relaxer that works by temporarily paralyzing expressive facial muscles that are responsible for dynamic lines and wrinkles. Wrinkle fillers, on the other hand, are used to physically add volume to the face and fill in deep folds, lines, creases, and other types of static wrinkles. Among the most popular injectable fillers used today is JUVÉDERM®, which is available at our convenient Scottsdale med spa facility. In many cases, a combination of injectable wrinkle relaxers and fillers – like BOTOX plus JUVÉDERM – can provide patients with the most pleasing outcome. During your initial consultation for facial injectables, one of our knowledgeable and experienced team members will carefully evaluate your concerns, listen to your goals, and recommend a customized injectable treatment plan designed just for you.
How long does BOTOX last?
BOTOX offers results that can last approximately 3-4 months, and many patients find that the effects of their BOTOX injections start to last slightly longer after several consecutive rounds of injections. During your initial consultation and BOTOX treatment in Scottsdale, AZ, our team can help you better understand how long your BOTOX results may last and what complementary treatments and procedures may help to prolong your newly enhanced look for longer.
Smooth your look and feel your best with BOTOX Cosmetic in Scottsdale, AZ
Dynamic facial lines and wrinkles are hard to escape once you reach a certain age, but BOTOX wrinkle relaxers can help to smooth out lines and give you back the youthful look you desire. Take the first step toward feeling more like a younger version of yourself by calling Forma Plastic Surgery to schedule your BOTOX consultation in Scottsdale, AZ with our dedicated aesthetic team today!